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Apple Finally Got the Best of Me

I finally broke down (after having purchased an iPod for my wife earlier this year) and bought my own iPod last week… and no I didn’t buy the iPhone, but yes I did buy the Touch (iPhone without the phone).  I like it, it works great (except Safari tends to crash quite a bit), and I can’t wait for Steve Jobs to drop the price so that even I can complain and get my entitlement.   

I doubt that I will be blogging from the iPod (technically, I can, but typing is NOT fun on it), but at least I can listen to my favorite tunes and books.

Speaking of books, I’m currently reading “Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty” [1], the story of Muhammad Yunus [2], Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Gremeen Bank [3], and his work introducing Micro-lending to third-world countries as a tool to fighting poverty (as the title implies).  I’m 1/3 of the way through (on audio, from Audible.com [4]), and am finding it quite fascinating.   Those of you that recognize my interest in Kiva.org [5] will understand my interest in this (see previous article [6]).